Cats are all cute, but they also come in a variety of different colors. While some can be patterned, there are others that have quite unusual patterns to their fur.
Take black and white cats, for example. Sometimes the black and white patterns make a very distinct look, and that happened to one black and white kitty named Ashfur.
While that might be his name, he is much more famous on TikTok where he goes by a different name: Phantom of the oPURRa.
If you take a look at his face, you can understand exactly why he has that nickname. Much like the titular character for which The Phantom of the Opera is named, Ashfur has the same look of a white mask on one side of his face.
But before he went and became famous on the internet, he had a rough start. In fact, his owner found him when he was a little stray kitten about 6 or 8 weeks old. His mom, Erin, shared on TikTok that she found him climbing out from a bush.
Needless to say, she immediately took him in. Interestingly enough, Erin shared that Ashur had completely clack fur when he was a kitten.
It turns out that his now-viral facial feature is a result of vitiligo, which is a condition in which the skin loses its pigment cells. When the skin turns white, the hair in those areas also goes white. For Ashfur, his vitiligo occurs on just one side of his face, therefore giving him his phantom look. It’s paid off, since he’s got almost 100,000 followers on TikTok!
Watch the video below:
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